Classic Convertible Pannier Backpack

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


5.00 out of 5

The Classic Convertible Pannier Backpack – spacious and robust backpack converting to rear pannier set. The Classic offer travelers a flexible, streamlined and reliable means to explore by foot and by bicycle!

Due to high customer demand and the highly skilled labour involved in manufacturing the backpacks by hand, there is sometimes a waiting list for the each new batch of pannier backpacks. Colors that we hold in stock may be limited at your time of purchase. If we don’t have the color you’re looking for, it’s possible to place a backorder. You could also consider purchasing the Elite Convertible Pannier Backpack model for full a front and rear pannier set!

Choose a color by clicking it in the box below. You may choose an in-stock pack for immediate delivery, or choose a color for a future production run if you’re not in a hurry.  To make your choice easier, the colors in stock today are:  Black; We also have two packs in a limited edition color in stock now: Aquamarine – a bright light blue, and Cranberry, on the scale from red to purple, this one has more red.   These are special order pack colors and you will not find it on the regular order function – please email us to place your order,  We also stock several colors to backorder, including all the colors mentioned elsewhere on the site. Email us to request a backorder and be prepared to wait 2-3 months depending on season.  Bronze and Forest Green are coming soon.

Please note: I’ve had some trouble with unauthorized changes to the website that, for example, has removed your option to automatically  see what colors we have. We’ve added the statement above to manually tell you what is in stock. Even so, it won’t prevent two of you from ordering the same color simultaneously, and it currently says we are out of stock for everything (Grrrrr) so until we work out the bug you may have to contact me by email to verify stock: Thanks for your patience.

Backorder - Please allow 1-3 months


Pannier Backpack - Classic - Royal Blue

The “Classic” backpack model is 2650 cubic inches (43.4 liters) in the same design as the Elite Convertible Pannier Backpack, but without the front panniers/backpack’s side pockets. Conversion is simply a case of sliding out and attaching the backpack’s internal frame to the bike, and removing the shoulder harness and waist belt, before attaching the panniers to the rear rack.  External capacity is enhanced by the generous capacity of the vertical compression straps. Both the Elite and Classic pannier backpacks now come with the “Piggyback Sack” included as standard for carrying the shoulder harness while riding the bike, though a second is also possible to order if required.

Please note that the Classic model does not feature the hardware for accommodating the front panniers, and therefore will never be “upwardly compatible”. If you think you will need front panniers, you should take a look at the Elite Convertible Pannier Backpack system.

The color option images for this product have been digitally synthesized for illustrative purposes – please be aware that for this reason they cannot be aligned 100% with the ‘real thing’ and some variety will occur.  See below for in-stock color choices.

Additional information


2650 cu in (43.4 liters)


3+ user defined space

Panier Conversion

Full Set Rear Panniers: Back (both sides) , Behind Saddle


Aquamarine, Bronze, Brown, Forest Green, Gray, Lime Green, Merlot, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Yellow

Waist Belt Size

Large (fits 44" to 60"), Small (fits 24" to 30"), Standard (fits 30″ to 44″)

Size & Weight

Size: 27” x 12” x 7”
Weight: 4.5lbs
Shipping Weight is 6 lbs. 2 oz

2 reviews

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Max Smolkin

    Your bag is a warrior: falls, mud, rain, planes, trains…and still like new. I wish I would have bought the bigger one with the front panniers…

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cindy Hart

    Incredible design. Function, versatility and quality all in one.

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